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Karthik Nandakumar


IBM Singapore Lab
IBM Research
Singapore

Biography

Karthik Nandakumar is a Research Staff Member at IBM Singapore Lab. Since April 2017, he is a member of the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI) in Singapore and works on technologies at the intersection of blockchain and biometrics. In the past, he has worked on video surveillance projects and developed robust algorithms for people counting and event detection. Prior to joining IBM in 2014, he was a Scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore for more than six years. He received his B.E. degree (2002) from Anna University, Chennai, India, M.S. degrees in Computer Science (2005) and Statistics (2007), and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (2008) from Michigan State University, and M.Sc. degree in Management of Technology (2012) from National University of Singapore. His research interests include computer vision, statistical pattern recognition, biometric authentication, image processing, and machine learning. He has co-authored two books titled Introduction to Biometrics (Springer, 2011) and Handbook of Multibiometrics (Springer, 2006). He has received a number of awards including the 2008 Fitch H. Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award from the College of Engineering at Michigan State University, the Best Paper award from the Pattern Recognition journal (2005), the Best Scientific Paper Award (Biometrics Track) at ICPR 2008, and the 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award.

Research Interest

Interaction Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Reasoning Security and Privacy Statistics

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